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Meeting Minutes: Midwinter 2012, Dallas, Texas

ALA Midwinter

Saturday, January 21, 2012

10:30am -11:45

Attendance:  54


 1.  Welcome & Introductions, David Atkins, ILL Discussion Group Chair.  After a 10-15 minute technical delay, David Atkins convened the meeting. 

 2.   Programs with Q/A

A.   “100% Document Delivery:  What to do when your collections are ALL off-site?” Bethany Sewell, University of Denver.  Bethany discussed how the University of Denver’s Penrose library has continued and plans to continue to provide ILL and Document Delivery services while ALL of our materials are stored 10 miles away in the UD’s Hampden Center Annex. Bethany described many practical issues like delivering items to patrons and accepting requests from other libraries and special borrowers.

  B.  “Opening Interlibrary Loan to Open Access: Locating and Managing Borrowing Requests for Open Access Materials,” Tina Baich, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.   Even though open access materials are freely available on the internet, library users still request them through interlibrary loan. In 2009, IUPUI University Library began tracking borrowing requests for open access materials. As the number of requests filled with open access documents continues to grow, IUPUI University Library is able to provide a service to users and cost savings for the library by utilizing this material. In this presentation, Tina discussed the data regarding IUPUI University Library open access borrowing requests and demonstrate some of the most commonly used online resources for locating open access materials.

 3.  Atkins closed the meeting and announce that he will post copies of the presentations to the ALA Connect website